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Visscher, Nicholas (fl. 1682) Novi Belgi Novaeque Angliae [New Netherland and New England]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03582 Author/Creator: Visscher, Nicholas (fl. 1682) Place Written: Amsterdam, Netherlands Type: Maps Date: 1682 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: This map marks the culmination of Dutch surveys of their possessions in what became New York and New Jersey. Cartouche includes panorama of New York City (New Amsterdam). Engraved map, handcolored. See R. V. Tooley, The Mapping of America, p. 285 no. 6.

People: Visscher, Nicholas, fl. 1682.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Geography and Natural History, Building Construction, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Early Settlements The 13 Colonies